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Weight loss tip # 110 — Stop looking at food pictures on Facebook, pinterest and Instagram

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Most of us are hooked to social media nowadays and with image sharing applications like Pinterest and Instagram, our news feeds is full of pictures of drool-worthy food. And now with videos auto-playing on Facebook, pages like Buzzfeed food upload this less-than-one-minute videos of quick recipes, that leave you hungrier than ever. Here are Weight Loss Tip #101 – Eat a light dinner

And it’s not just about feeling hungry, when you see such appetising images, you also tend to eat a lot and your weight loss efforts go for a toss! A study [1] published in the journal Obesity also says that one is more likely to eat a lot when seeing something appetising, irrespective of whether the person is hungry or not. The study also explains why this happens. When there is visual stimulation, in this case, mouth-watering pictures of food, the hormone ghrelin is secreted by the stomach and the small intestine. This hormone is also called the ‘hunger hormone’ and is the major stimulus for food intake in humans. So when you see these pictures, whether you are hungry or not, the hormone is secreted and it makes you want to eat and many a times you tend to overeat even without realising! Read more about 10 Superfoods For Super Weight Loss!

So every time you check your phone and some pretty food picture pops up, you brain will automatically direct you to eat. So if you are planning to lose weight, it is best you unsubscribe or un-follow all those food blogs! Read more 25 ways to lose weight at home

Disclaimer text TheHealthSite.com does not guarantee any weight loss through this method as the results may vary from person to person. We recommend you consult your nutritionist and physician before following any of the tips suggested here.


Schüssler P, Kluge M, Yassouridis A, Dresler M, Uhr M, Steiger A. Ghrelin levels increase after pictures showing food. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Jun;20(6):1212-7. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.385. Epub 2012 Jan 12. PubMed PMID: 22240720.


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